Here is the latest newsletter with a small collection of good ideas I have to share with you. I will try to include a video for Wordle users on how to chop your Wordle off the website once you create it so that you can paste it into a powerpoint or on a word document.
ICT NEWSLETTER No: 2 2008
‘Hey…that’s a good idea’
from Jo Tate
I have been gathering some more immediately useful ideas to share with you during my travels.
Please FORWARD onto your staff too.
- Wii Electronic Whiteboard option– after waiting weeks for the parts we are nearly there. The pens are constructed but failed our intial test so today I passed them on to John Young to grind back the ends so sufficient light gets through the tip of the pen then we should be right!
The following schools have expressed an interest in this economical solution:
· Ararat Nth PS
· Landsborough PS
· Willaura PS
· Ararat College
· Stawell Primary School
2. Teach your students about BLUE POLES and let them create their own at:
Here is my masterpiece created there….
3.CENTRAL NETWORK BLOG
Are you accessing the valuable information posted regularly at our Central Network blog site yet? Why not add a comment to generate some discussion in our educational network at Central? This is where I will be posting instructions/tips and answers to questions once the Ultranet software is distributed to our schools.
To have new post automatically come to your OUTLOOK mail area simply:
Right click on the RSS feed option located in your OUTLOOK folder listing when OUTLOOK is open
Add a new RSS feed by pasting the following URL into the box that opens: http://centralnetwork.edublogs.org/feed/
A folder will be generated to hold any new postings and to save you time going out to the website proper
4. Online ICT PD training movies on all things ICT including podcasting :
www.expertvillage.com (not blocked – yet!)
What is Wordle?
Wordle is a free web site for easily creating beautiful word clouds from text, URLs, RSS feeds or del.icio.us account. They are a great way of visualizing the importance of particular word in text since the more frequently a word is used the larger it appears in the Wordle. You don’t need to sign up for an account — just go to the Wordle create page to get started!